Roman Reigns is undoubtably one of the most hated WWE Superstars of all time.
"The Big Dog" got his start in WWE as one of the tree members of The Shield alongside Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose, where the trio ran rampant through the WWE as they went on a lengthy undefeated streak in Six Man Tag Team action. At one point all three members held WWE gold as Ambrose reigned as the United States Champion while Reigns and Rollins captured the WWE Tag Team Titles. Shortly after losing their titles, however, the trio split after Rollins betrayed his brethren. Since then all three men have reigned as WWE World Champions, but it is Reigns who has been selected to be the next face of the company.
Despite his tremendous push, WWE fans have seemed to be rejecting Reigns as the next big thing in WWE and continue to shower him with boos whenever he enters a WWE arena. Regardless of this, the WWE continues to push Reigns to the top as he became the second man ever to defeat The Undertaker in WrestleMania competition this past April.
Lately fans have been calling for Reigns to turn heel, much like they have been with John Cena, so his push would make a little more sense. Recently, Reigns did an interview with ESPN to discuss the status of his character.
In a bit of a shocking answer, Reigns claimed that he is not a babyface within WWE, in fact, he isn't a heel either. He instead considers himself the first 'grey area' guy in WWE history (quotes via Wrestling Inc.):
"To me, I'm neither," Reigns said about whether he considers himself a babyface or a heel. "If I'm totally off here, then I'm totally off, but I'm the first of my type. I'm the first true gray area guy ... just being what he was born to be."
"I don't go out there and act crazy and flail around and be a heel. I don't come out there smiling and kissing babies, telling each town it's my favorite town at the end of the night," he said.
"I keep it real. Sometimes I'm in a good mood. Sometimes I'm in a bad one. I want my character to be as human as possible, but not just a regular human that you see every single day."
"It's just one of those things that helps me work with everybody. It's not about, 'Well, we can't tell this story because it's two bad guys going against each other, or it's two good guys.'
"I can adjust to any way [we want to do it]," he said. "I can wrestle any way I want. Sometimes you fight pissed off. Sometimes you fight smart with technique. It just depends."
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